Extended Guide on Survey Features

Grant non-admins survey creation rights, prevent unintended notifications with Safety Net activation, and learn how to use API for survey management.

Granting Survey Creation Permissions to Non-Admin Users

By default, only users with admin rights can create surveys. However, admins can configure permissions to allow non-admins to create and run surveys.

To grant survey creation permission to non-admin users, follow these steps:

  1. In the Administration area, select User Roles.
  2. Select the user role to whom you want to grant permission.
  3. On the ensuing page, go to the Permissions tab.
  4. Check the Full Permission checkbox.
Granting Survey Creation Permissions to Non-Admin Users

Granting Survey Creation Permissions to Non-Admin Users

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Best Practices

  • To maintain control and quality over surveys, avoid granting survey permissions to large groups like the Member or Viewer roles.
  • Ensure that new users with survey creation permissions are proficient in all survey features, question framing, and effective email creation. Poorly managed surveys can result in excessive or irrelevant communications, potentially harming the perception of the SAP LeanIX tool in your organization and disrupting data collection from stakeholders

Safety Net for Survey Notifications

The safety net feature is designed to prevent unintended mass notifications.

When a survey is run with a dynamic scope, it automatically includes fact sheets that meet specified filters. Additionally, changes in fact sheet subscriptions are monitored continuously, and subscribers are invited to participate in the survey.

The system checks for changes every hour, automatically updating and notifying survey recipients when there is any change. This time-saving feature may also lead to unintended mass notifications, for example, when you update a large number of fact sheets for an unrelated task. The safety net feature prevents unintended mass notifications in such situations.

The safety net is enabled by default for all workspaces, with a default threshold set at 100. During the hourly check, if the system detects 100 or more new recipients added to a survey in a single check cycle, it temporarily halts sending out survey notifications to recipients and notifies the survey creator about the affected survey run.

Safety Net to Prevent Unintended Mass Notifications

Safety Net to Prevent Unintended Mass Notifications

Activating and Deactivating Safety Net

The safety net is enabled by default and can be toggled on or off in the Manage Survey section. You can also set a different threshold from the drop-down list.

Applicability: The halting of notifications applies only during the regular 'check for changes' cycles, and it does not affect notifications intended to be sent when initiating a survey run.

Available Actions When Safety Net is Triggered

When the safety net is triggered, the survey creator is informed via email about the affected survey run, the number of new fact sheets, and new recipients added to the survey scope.

Survey Creator Is Notified When the Safety Net Is Triggered

Survey Creator Is Notified When the Safety Net Is Triggered


As a survey creator, you have the following options when the safety net is triggered:

  • Notify all: You approve sending notifications to the new recipients added to the survey.
  • Ignore new Recipients: You exclude the new fact sheets or recipients added to the survey. The survey continues to run with the original scope.
  • Close Survey: Close the survey run altogether.
Available Actions When Safety Net is Triggered

Available Actions When Safety Net is Triggered

Survey API

As an administrator, you can manage surveys programmatically using the Poll REST API. To learn more, see Retrieving Survey Results.

If you're a LeanIX user and interested in learning how to create your survey through a step-by-step video tutorial, you can access the LeanIX Academy course on Surveys.